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  1. I have a Speco TL-4 DVR, and I am using Speco's CMS software (both V2.0.0, and V2.2.2) Heres my issue... Speco video images are recorded in a ".drv" format (which is great ... no problems there) but I have a customer that needs to convert some footage from time to time , over to a ".avi", which the CMS software claims to be able to do. The conversion seems to be successful at first, until you try to open the .avi, or do anything (even viewing properties). At this point there are windows error messages and the pc locks up/ viewing or editing software locks up/shuts down. There are some issues with this and it has happened on 7 different PC's so far with footage downloaded from different Speco TL-4 DVR's (to include a demo setup through Speco them selves). The most I can get it to do is play in Windows Media Player (and even then, there are some minor glitches) OS has been Windows XP sp3 with most recent version of windows Media Player. Have installed Divix codec packs and updated all Divx software. All DVR's tested seem to work perfectly. The problem seems to be in the CMS conversion. Any help. Any ideas... I'm very interested to see if anyone else out there has seen this problem. Thanks so much!!!
  2. anyone had any good exp with "wireless IP" cameras? need a direction to start looking and have not used "wireless IP" before. thanks so much for any help Ron
  3. hello to all, heres my fix, I have installed many cameras in comercial/industrial settings but have only done a few resi. the manufactures of the higher end cameras I install are really not priced well for most home owners. The manufactures that I have used for resi (advertising great quality and low price are usually only correct on the low price side of the ad) ....SO.... what I am wondering, is there that magical one vender who sells cheap (homeowner affordable) cameras that do preform well, and offer good tech support if there are any issues? the last install that I did (resi) out of 16 cameras only 7 worked properly. Vendor did admit (finally) that they had manufacturing issues and they finally replaced the cameras (nice of them but I'm out labor) I'm just looking for a "cheap" option for my customers that preform consistantly. I know this is broad and vague, but, based on exp...any suggestions? int/ext/ir/non-ip thank you so very much for your time and opionion
  4. ronhithcox

    CNB cam losing focus at night

    thanks so much, I will try this. I thought it was strange that the other cams were perfect, but I didnt have to adjust the focus on those as much as this one. thanks again !
  5. ronhithcox

    CNB cam losing focus at night

    Camera is a CNB V-1810-NVR camera has great daytime image, but as night approaches, image goes out of focus. the camera is an IR camera, but the camera goes out of focus long before the IR kicks on. there are 7 other cameras on this site...all same cameras...other 7 work perfectly. Any clues? and does anyone out there have any expirence with "CNB"? this is the 2nd time I've installed this brand and had probs both times....maybe just my luck. Thanks [/b]
  6. well, "CNB" recalled the cameras, they sent out new cams to replace the old ones (upgraded cams) at no cost, sucked that had to eat the labor tho. In any case, CNB said that was a bad batch (V176NIR line) amd new cams are perfect. Thanks for the help.
  7. thanks guys for your response, the distance is not a problem, I have 2 with much greater distances that have great night images. I am thinking that the "shielding" between the I.R led's and the lens is not adjusted properly.(needs to touch the inside of the dome to eliminate reflection) as far as illuminaters go, I'll have to check into that. makes sense ! thanks again.
  8. using "CNB" dome IR cameras. getting what I believe is RI reflection from inside of dome which obscures image. have made some adjustments and had about a 25% improvement (2 out of 8 camers) but halo still appears in other 6 cams. What would eliminate this reflection but not the "throw" or effective distance of the IR's intinsity at night? (And no, I didn't remove the foam protector around the lense)